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Hello Everyone,

 

I'm in the market for a good GPS unit. I have a Garmin streetpilot 330 from the USA with European maps but they just don't seem to be very accurate here in the UK. Entering postcodes is quite useless.

 

Does anyone have a satnav that you would recommend - or what not to buy?

 

Thanks in advance.

Jeff

 

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I was thinking that Garmin was the one to get until I read yourPost.

 

Have a look here http://www.handtec.co.uk/product.php/874/r...75d6ef9125dccc2

 

I'm told that the police have to publish the whereabouts of speed cameras a week or so in advance and Road Angel gets updated with the info. Don't know if that's right!

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is it true at the end of the 12months you get a nasty surprise ? does it refuse to update and plot to get you well lost untill you fork out money to pay for more updates

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I was thinking that Garmin was the one to get until I read yourPost.

 

Have a look here http://www.handtec.co.uk/product.php/874/r...75d6ef9125dccc2

 

I'm told that the police have to publish the whereabouts of speed cameras a week or so in advance and Road Angel gets updated with the info. Don't know if that's right!

 

Thanks Jim, I had a look at your link- That is pretty much what I am looking for. Transferable between cars and easy to use. Although I'm not too big on the 12 month contract though I suppose I could maybe find away around that. I can't help but wonder whether or not the UK maps provided with the garmins supplied in the UK are any more accurate than the software I bought from the USA. I can enter partial postcodes but that only gets me close.

 

The other reason I'm looking- for some reason on a trip down to Oxfordshire earlier this month my garmin let me down. I originally used it in a subaru impreza and then when the twins were born exchanged the scooby for a V40 Estate :blink: . The garmin won't charge from the cradle while in the V40, and the maps are outdated soo I wasted alot of time stopping to make sure that I was on the right route.

 

So I'm now reading every review I can get my hands on. I've ruled out TomTom and would still consider a garmin provided the postcode search is up to standard. Not too worried about points of interests and speed cameras.. remember I no longer have the impreza. :2:

 

Only a thought Jeff but chris goddard was selling one in the for sale section

 

Cheers Sandy :) I'll have a look.

Jeff

 

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I have an RAC sat nav that cost around £120 a few months back so should be cheaper now. I looked at a few and the RAC one feels quality in the hand where as some felt plasticy and a bit naff. It comes with the incar holder that means it can be swapped between cars and also has speed camera alerts built in which is handy. I'm a total dim-wit when it comes to technical gadgets but this is also simple and easy to use with an easy to use touch screen menu.

 

http://www.motor-world.co.uk/show_prod.php...2daebf8bfd9758b

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I use a Garmin and have had no problems with it at all. When we looked there were three models, Brenda said that it is something that you only buy once ,so I got the top of the range one.

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Why have you ruled out TomTom?

 

They're pretty much the benchmark in satnav now, with good, up to date mapping and accurate post code databases, I wouldn't use anything else :)

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My Tomtom one V3 has been faultless so far.

 

Type in the postcode and it drives you to the door !!

 

Mapshare is a good addition and the speed cameras are pretty accurate too. If you happen to miss a turn then the route is automatically calculated very quickly, almost instantly in my experience.

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